|qd-4258 Nyko Maca + Playground - Dancing In My Head - Madz Abubakar; Alvin Cornista; Rick Sanchez and Nicole Severino|
Dancing in My Head is a 4-track sampler from the group's self-titled debut album under Infectious Records. Nyko Maca + Playground is an electronic, acid jazz group combining house and electronica with Brazilian rhythms and jazz vocals and instrumentation. The result is a stellar combination of old-school jazz vocals and modern dancefloor tunes.
Keywords: acid jazz; house; vocals; brazilian; Philippines
|[qd-4260] Silverfilter - Tribes EFX and 307 (Live Hardware Set) - Cyril Sorongon|
Silverfilter (Cyril Sorongon) used to gig around the Philippines using a formidable array of Korg Electribes and various hardware. Before he saw the light and switched over to a software and MIDI controller setup, he recorded for posterity this full-on live dance set which features the techno, breaks, and hard-hitting house styles he's come to be known for. Over more than 2 hours, Silverfilter treats us to his energetic spirit where he bleeds electronic dance into our ears via his hardware...
Keywords: techno; electronica; house; trance; live; Philippines; Manila; silverfilter
|[qd-4265] notinthemoodfordancing - Year II - Nelson Tan|
notinthemoodfordancing takes synths and loops and mixes in bouncy hip hop beats to create electropop that squelches and fizzes and floats and sputters and echoes in your head. Year II is a 4-track EP comin in at 16 minutes in length, but bringing you to a cool, laidback mental atmosphere. While his influences include El Ten Eleven, Squareone, and our very own Spazzkid, we say his music is more like the future sound of lotion...
Keywords: downtempo; electropop; electro; philippines
|[qd-4268] Kulam+++Barang - Albularyo Prime - Kulam+++Barang|
What do you call the deep, dark, dubby downtempo music that scares away mainstream fans by its apparent inaccessibility (it's difficult to search for song titles written in ascii characters, for one thing) and its occultish overtones? Well, some quarters call this music witch house, crypt hop, or even dub. We call it the soundtrack music for the insane clowns in your mind. Kulam+++Barang is a one-man witch house producer who finds inspiration in slowed down vocal samples, hip hop beats, and stor...
Keywords: witch house; crypt hop; dub; downtempo; philippines
|[qd-4267] Paosin the Well - Dead Memoirs - Paulo Dejon|
String sections, the main ingredient for every Hollowood movie soundtrack, are up front and in focus on this EP by Manila-based producer Paosin the Well. His effective use of string libraries and samples coupled with steady beats results in a brooding but groovy downtempo EP that is equal parts action flick, spy movie and horror film rolled into one. This 5-track EP then is a form of homage to pop culture, quite possibly with the message:"Pop culture is dead...
Keywords: downtempo; postrock; soundtrack; electronic; orchestral; philippines; strings
|[qd-4269] not in the mood for dancing - shapes and concepts - Nelson Tan|
Cool and collected, this mature second release from not in the mood for dancing plays with subtle grooves that ebb and flow, coming up with four tracks that could be used as background music for documentaries or cyborg striptease numbers. Before it ends though, you are reminded that dance music instruments don't always produce dance music. A reminder that tools are tools and the shapes you build depend on the concepts behind the construction.
Keywords: downtempo; chillout; new age; ambient; philippines